Our ROCD Measures

The Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Inventory [ROCI]

The Relationship Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory (ROCI; Doron et al., 2012) is a self-report measure of obsessions and compulsions centered on one’s romantic relationship. The scale includes 12 items loading on three relational dimensions: feelings towards one’s partner (e.g., “I continuously reassess whether I really love my partner”), one’s perception of partner’s feelings (e.g., “I continuously doubt my partner’s love for me”), and one’s appraisal of the “rightness” of the relationship (e.g., “I check and recheck whether my relationship feels right”). Participants rate the extent to which such thoughts and behaviors described their experiences in intimate relationships on a 5-point scale ranging from 0 (not at all) to 4 (very much). All subscales, as well as the total score including all 12 items, have been shown to relate to measures of OCD symptoms, measures of anxiety, depression and stress, and relationship measures (Doron et al., 2012). The internal consistencies of the subscales in our sample (Cronbach’s alphas) ranged from .84 to .89. The internal consistency of the entire scale was .93 and its test-retest (9 weeks) reliability was .69.

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How to cite this measure: Doron, G., Derby, D., Szepsenwol. O., & Talmor. D. (2012). Tainted Love: exploring relationship-centered obsessive compulsive symptoms in two non-clinical cohorts. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 1, 16-24.

The Partner Related Obsessive Compulsive Symptom Inventory (PROCSI)

The Partner-Related Obsessive-Compulsive Symptom Inventory (PROCSI; Doron et al., 2012) is a self-report measure of obsessions (i.e., doubts and preoccupation) and compulsion (i.e., checking) relating to one’s partner’s perceived flaws in six domains: physical appearance, sociability, morality, emotional stability, intelligence and competence. Findings indicated that the PROCSI can be coded as a six-factor measure or a one global-factor measure. Participants rate the extent to which such thoughts and behaviors describe their experiences in intimate relationships on a 5-point scale ranging from 0 (not at all) to 4 (very much). All subscales, as well as the total score including all 24 items, have been shown to relate to measures of OCD symptoms, measures of anxiety, depression and stress, and relationship measures (Doron et al., 2012). The internal consistencies of the subscales in our sample (Cronbach’s alphas) ranged from .83 to .87. The internal consistency of the entire scale was .95 and the test-retest (9 weeks) reliability .77.

To download the PROCSI in English

How to cite this measure: Doron, G., Derby, D., Szepsenwol. O., & Talmor. D. (2012). Flaws and All: Exploring Partner-Focused Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 1, 234-243.

 

Helpful norms for the ROCI and PROCSI

Group Means, Standard Deviations, in Relationship-Centered (ROCI) and

Partner-Focused (PROCSI)

ROCD1Participants

(n=22)

OCD2Participants

(n=22)

 

Community3Participants

(n=500)

 

M SD   M SD   M SD
ROCI 2.13 0.80 1.12 0.84 0.68 0.77
PROCSI 1.30 0.70 0.81 0.67 0.56 0.61

 

Important notes:

For items mean score calculation of the ROCI:  Add scores of the 12 ROCI items (excluding items 2 and 8) then divide by 12.

For items mean score calculation of the PROCSI:  Add scores of the 24 PROCSI items (excluding items 1,4,16 and 23) then divide by 24.

Table Notes: 1 Clients presenting with ROCD as main reason of referral; 2 Clients presenting with OCD other than ROCD as main reason of referral;3 Individuals from a large community cohort who completed the questionnaires online.

Rule of thumb: Scoring higher than 2SD above the mean of the community cohort or higher than the mean of ROCD clients (whichever is lower) warrants further clinical attention.

 

 

 

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